11 September 2010

Take Care in Cesis

The Take Care exhibition of Baltic contemporary visual arts
Cēsis Old Brewery, Cēsis, Latvia
Latvian artists: Andris Breže, Katrīna Neiburga, Ģirts Muižnieks, Anda Lāce, Valts Kleins, Kristaps Ģelzis, Gints Gabrāns.
Lithuanian artists: Art curator Virginija Januškevičiūtė with a group of young authors.
Estonian artists: Visible Solutions - Taaniel Raudsepp, Sigrid Viir and Karel Koplimets.

Cēsis is a "must-see" on your list of exploring Latvia outside Riga. The order castle and the old town is on the Unesco World Heritage list. If you go there during summer, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Cēsis art festival, an annual event showing contemporary art, especially Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian. This exhibition is situated in the abandoned buildings of Cēsis brewery, making the old rooms a part of the exhibition.

The theme for this year's exhibition "Take Care" is the financial crisis that hit hard in the Baltics, especially in Latvia. Enjoy some of the highlights of the exhibition:

Cesis old brewery
Cēsis Old Brewery

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Andris Breze - The Station of Desire
As you enter this room, the shopping cart crashes on to the piano keyboard.

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Katrina Neiburga - The Truth; work, family, love, God, children and musical performances
A really beautiful installation. On these screens many different people are talking about their magic life.
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Joas Laikis and Tomass Danilevics - The Seventh Swallow

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Visible Solutions - Exterior Space for Interiors "Clarity"
Zone for relaxation. But as you enter the room the "no walking on grass" sign lights up and heavy rock is played loud
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Visible Solutions - Adam Smith's Pet Invisible Hand in a Cage
You can not see what is running the wheel, but on the infrared screen you see the invisible hand running in the wheel
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Valts Kleins - The Truth and Lie (Entropy)
Art from degrading paint

More about the festival here